Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley is an associate professor of engineering at Michigan’s Oakland University. The focal point of her work is on the complex relationship between social behavior and neuroscience. Her published works include Cold-Blooded Kindness (2011) and Evil Genes (2007).

Researcher Ariel Knafo, a senior lecturer in psychology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is known for his work relating to environmental and genetic contributions to empathy and altruism. Included in his work are the behavioral aspects of children’s genetics and the ways their parents react to them.

Guruprasad Madhavan, a bioengineer, is a program officer in policy and global affairs at the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—collectively called the National Academies—in Washington, DC. He is senior coeditor of Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Springer, 2008).

David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He has published several books between the years of 1998 and 2011.

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“Though Pathological Altruism may not be fodder for the leisure reading public, it will lead the way for future investigators and scientists to open the doors of inquiry into a new